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Safer UAV operations
UAV operations within the United States are growing at a rate fairly accurately forecasted by the FAA. Seven million UAVs are expected to be in circulation by 2020, according to estimates by the FAA. In 2016 alone over 110,000 UAVs were sold for commercial use, and in 2017 that number is expected to grow close to 180,000. Goldman Sachs is . . .
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Adding another aircraft to an ever-growing fleet allows Calspan to better address the needs of an evolving customer base. Multi-point data collection creates incredible detail Buffalo, New York – October 31, 2017 – Calspan is pleased to announce the acquisition, modification, and certification of a long-range fixed-wing unmanned aircraft for the purposes of aerial surveying, LIDAR mapping, and 3D photography. . . .
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The needs of aircraft designers and aerodynamicists have begun to grow at a pace that requires changes in equipment and techniques used by those that produce aerodynamic data for the design of aircraft. New techniques of flow visualization have been developed, and as technology improves, new techniques will become more widely available in tunnels throughout the world.
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Calspan is thrilled to be presenting at Automotive Testing Expo North America 2017. Automotive Testing Expo brings together automotive testing professionals, suppliers, and engineers from around the world who are experts in the automotive testing industry. For three days, Calspan will join over 60 other speakers and hundreds of exhibitors and attendees at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. . . .
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Exciting things are happening at Calspan in Buffalo, NY. A brand new, totally enclosed Crash Lab is entering the final phases of construction. November 2016 marked the start of construction on the 58,000 sq-ft building. Since then, the completely steel frame exterior, interior drywall, electric, and heating system have been installed. The finished product will feature two crash halls each . . .
Milcom
Booth 817 Calspan is excited to be attending MILCOM 2017 as an exhibitor. MILCOM is a conference for global military communications professionals, giving industry leaders the opportunity to hear and understand the requirements, pace of change and state of play in a variety of C4ISR markets serving the military, federal agencies and multinational entities. The MILCOM 2017 theme is Military . . .
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Calspan and MESSRING partner to provide automotive test solutions Coming together to fulfill the growing North American demand for crash test services and equipment Buffalo, New York – On September 26, 2017, Calspan and MESSRING announce that a partnership agreement has been established between both companies. This partnership fulfills a growing market need for automotive crash test services and the . . .
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Expanding Automotive Crash Test Capabilities Computer aided crash simulation is a tool to virtually test a vehicle and is used to reduce the time and costs of the product development cycle. These simulations are based on assumptions made by engineers, and must be validated through actual testing. One of the only ways to validate these models is through the use . . .
ambulance equipment crash testing
Testing equipment on a sled is a necessary component of the certification process for many types of equipment and products. Everything from a child safety seat to ambulance cots and equipment must be tested to a standard and then certified. This certification process ensures that each occupant of a vehicle is protected in the event of a crash or accident. . . .
VISTA F16 Calspan
Niagara Falls, New York – July 11, 2017 – Calspan is pleased to announce the award of a 5-year contract worth more than $20 million by the United States Air Force. Calspan will provide services that include support for the Variable Stability In-Flight simulator and Test Aircraft (VISTA) for the United States Air Force Test Pilot School (USAF TPS) at Edwards Air Force . . .